This BMW R1200S based custom is the work of Stellan Egeland of SE Service, he has produced some amazingly detailed bikes in the last couple of years and this build continues the quality, but changes the style dramatically. Nothing about the bike (ok, apart from the air filters) looks less considered than a factory concept, the seat and front swing arm are works of art.
The only feature that stands out to me in a negative way is the steering head. While I can guess at some of the decisions behind the design it jst looks like it has been placed artifically high. That said, I suspect the high angle of the photo is exagerating the point and for all I know it was a necessity of the suspension design.
He has also played a part in releasing this Rocket III, thus far the only R3 I've seen that looks more like a bike than a phallic symbol.
A couple of interesting shelving systems using different, yet related, ideas on book storage and display.
Section by Air Design Group uses a division frequency that must have been sketched at one time or other by every furniture designer, but the angle gives the piece a whole new point of interest, and would show book covers to good effect.
A while ago i heard about a bike languishing in the suburbia, $200 later and I'm the proud owner of a tired but complete GPX600R. For an age I've longed for a project bike, something I can put some time and effort into, pour over every last detail, a proper project bike. This is not that bike. I'm going to do this build on a close to non-existent budget and spend only as much time as necessary to make a few changes and get it on the road. It is going to be a cafe/bobber/tracker thing but I'm keeping very loose on the plan, we'll see what parts and ideas turn up along the way.
As it was when I collected it:
Parts: very rough RD400 (i think) tank , three unidentified rear guards:
still need to make a seat for the ZZ, anyone have an 03 ZX6 seat laying around...?
The first rough mock up with the tank cut apart:
Many major factors are still to be sorted such as ride height, exhaust, bars or clip-ons, to pie-cut or not to pie-cut the tank etc....
A few weeks back Lenny and I headed out to Uraidla to check what has to be SA's biggest rod gathering. We rolled along in the Val, and for a laugh tried our luck at the entry gate, to our great surprise we were waved through to join the 'classics' on the oval. I still get a chuckle out of looking at shots of our rough ride parked among all those polished and pampered cars.
There were some great cars and a few cool bikes.
For some better quality images check out the event coverage on the Jalopy Journal
Original owner's manual, I love the layout on this but the 'L' bugs me.
Injected Hemi 6, if only I had a spare 5k to splurge on this jewel, it would be around three times the output, yet much less fuel than the anchor that currently resides in the engine bay.
There were also a set of drop spindles that I followed until they surpassed my ceiling of $550 (last I heard they were ~$750 new). They turned into a good example of the economic principle of Supply and Demand: they sold for $1125! They are still made new but are currently out of stock until mid 2009 hence the tall price.
I've been neglecting this blog for a while, we all know how it is; work, holiday season, the hell of setting up a new computer etc, so now I have loads of content waiting on the wings. I'm not a big fan of dumping images or links up with no real input, but I have a bad habit of collecting Firefox tabs and I just need to clear them out. They tend to be articles I've not had time to read, image collections I've not gotten around to saving, information to inform others of, or material for posts I've not yet composed. It's practice that hurts productivity in various ways so now I'm going to start dumping them into mass posts. Starting with this lot: